Greg Monroe had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Pistons, who outscored Boston by 15 points in the second half to pull away. Five other Detroit players scored in double-digits, as the team shot 54.2 percent from the floor. Rookie Jared Sullinger scored 16 points off the bench to lead the Celtics.
The Pistons remain a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday and the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, in the NBA's Central division. The Milwaukee Bucks remain atop the standings, sitting at 6-2 after a 117-113 over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday.